A labor issue you'll be interested in (really); plus fights, Lecavalier, goalie swaps

Updated: January 18, 2009, 2:12 PM ET
By Pierre LeBrun

We fully understand why most hockey fans' eyes glaze over whenever we update them on labor issues in the NHL. But this little bit of news, we believe, will grab some attention.

We've been told the NHL Players' Association will hold a conference call with the players' executive board (30 player reps) Thursday night in which the group ultimately will decide whether to opt out of the current collective bargaining agreement. (The players' union, as per terms of the CBA, has the right ...

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